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The indoor-outdoor office

Posted by Christopher Shea  September 13, 2010 04:36 PM

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As heat and humidity give way to fall cool, the lure of the outdoors can actually become stronger for office workers than it was during the summer months. The Spanish architecture firm SelgasCano seems to have recognized this, to judge from photos of its Madrid office that were recently posted at swissmiss, a blog "run by ... a swiss designer gone nyc."


The office, which appears to be plunked down in the midst of a picturesque forest, maximizes the use of glass to minimize the perceived barrier between indoors and outdoors. It's one part Philip Johnson's "Glass House," one part futuristic white "2001" tube, in a sylvan setting.

swissmiss reports herself "gasping for air" at the beauty, while Cielbleu is more practical, writing: "PLEASE LET ME WORK FOR YOU--I would also clean."

Prospective workers must first negotiate the SelgasCano website, however, which is a busy fright, even by architecture-firm standards.

Photo: Iwan Baan.

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